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Zuckerberg: Facebook 'Made Mistakes' in Data Scandal

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:10pm
Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, admits the giant social network's made mistakes over the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and promises changes. How far is the European Union about to change the game? Also in the programme: What deal did the Nigerian authorities strike with Boko Haram to secure the release of abducted schoolgirls? And police in Texas identify the Austin bomber. (Photo: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Facebook Data Row: Cambridge Analytica Academic a 'Scapegoat'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:16am
An academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made "a scapegoat" for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Also in the programme: People in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Dapchi are celebrating the return of most of the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month; and we hear from a Palestinian doctor who saw three of his daughters killed when an Israeli tank attacked his home in Gaza - but who refuses to hate in their name. Picture: Logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook. Credit: Getty Images/AFP.
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Facebook to be Investigated Over Alleged Data Misuse

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:40pm
US, British and European parliaments have all asked the Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to explain the company’s connection to data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. Also in the programme: A huge crack has opened up in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley; and Senator Bernie Sanders explains why he believes the US should end its involvement in the conflict in Yemen. Picture:Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event in 2012. Credit: Getty Images
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Xi Jinping Lays Out China Vision

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:27am
Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail". Also in the programme: A women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia arrives in Washington. Picture: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People. Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.
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19/03/2018 GMT

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:59pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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What Does Putin's Victory Mean for Russia and the World?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15am
International observers have made a string of criticisms of the Russian elections that have given President Putin another six years in power. We discuss what his victory means for Russia and the rest of the world. Also in the programme: Britain and the EU have announced a "decisive step" towards an orderly Brexit deal; and a "game changer" in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Picture: Vladimir Putin votes at a polling station during Russia's presidential election. Credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
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Putin Wins Landslide Victory

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 6:18pm
With over three-quarters of the vote, Putin wins a clear fourth term as Russia's president. We hear from a supporter and from a chemical weapons consultant ahead of the visit to the UK by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally at Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin in Moscow Credit: EPA
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Kurds Ousted From Afrin City

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:11am
Turkish troops and their Syrian allies have taken the city of Afrin in northern Syria after a two-month battle. More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in recent days, most moving south towards territory controlled by the Syrian government. Also in the programme: Russia insists it never produced nerve agent used in former double agent's poisoning; and why a popular TV host is going on trial in Egypt. (Image: Turkish-based troops in Afrin city. Credit: REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi)
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UK Diplomats Pack Their Bags in Tit-for-tat Expulsions

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:52pm
UK diplomats are preparing to leave after they were expelled in the row following the attack on the former Russian double agent. We'll hear from someone who was expelled from Moscow back in 1985. Also in the programme: US officials launch an investigation into a firm accused of mishandling Facebook users' data in support of the Trump election campaign. Picture: The British embassy in Moscow Credit: Oleg Klimov/Getty Images
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17/03/2018 GMT

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:19am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Former South African President Charged With Corruption

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:20pm
Only a month after he was forced to resign as President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has been charged with bribery, corruption and money-laundering in relation to a $2.5bn government arms deal in the late 1990s, before he took office. Also in the programme: British police announce a murder investigation into the death of a Russian exile in London; and the outgoing President of Botswana criticises Donald Trump for "encouraging poaching" by overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies. (Photo: Former South African President Jacob Zuma. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain Blames Putin For Nerve Agent Attack

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:11am
The British foreign secretary says President Putin himself must have ordered the use of a nerve agent on British streets. We hear from our correspondent in Moscow and the Secretary General of NATO. Also in the programme: We hear from a resident in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian government launches new strikes. And Uganda born Jennifer Makumbi wins a big American literary prize. (Photo: United Kingdom flag flying outside the embassy in Moscow. Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
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Allies Condemn Attack on Russian Ex-spy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 6:12pm
The US, France and Germany back UK accusation that Russia orchestrated poisoning of former spy. But how much does Russia care? Also in the programme: a bridge has collapsed at Florida University in Miami killing a number of people and Chinese wives of Pakistani tradesmen are being detained in China. Picture: British military personnel in protective overalls remove a vehicle connected to the nerve agent attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
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Russia calls British 'liars' over nerve gas claims

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:11pm
Russia rejects British Prime Minister's claim that the Kremlin was behind 'attempted murder' of former spy and his daughter on British soil. Also in the programme: US students walk out to demand gun law reform; and the death, at 76, of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. Picture: British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses Parliament on her government's reaction to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Credit: Parliament TV
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UK To Expel 23 Russian Diplomats

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:34am
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in the UK. Also in the programme: World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, and would you use a flying taxi? Picture: a brass sign is seen outside the Russian consulate. Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images.
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Mike Pompeo: Trump's New Secretary of State

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 6:17pm
Rex Tillerson's firing and a profile of the CIA director who replaces him. Where now for US foreign policy? Also in the programme: What's next after UK's midnight ultimatum on Russian spy's poisoning? (Photo: Mike Pompeo. Credit: Reuters)
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Tillerson Sacked as US Secretary of State

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:16am
Rex Tillerson is replaced by Mike Pompeo at the US State Dept. Gina Haspel appointed director of the CIA. Also in the programme: rising diplomatic tensions between Russia and the UK over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Picture: a police officer stands at a cordon placed around a payment machine covered by a tent in a car park near to where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned in Salisbury. Credit: Reuters
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Theresa May - 'Highly Likely' That Russia Was Behind Spy Poisoning

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:10pm
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has addressed Parliament about the recent poisoning of Russian nationals in the UK town of Salisbury. She said that a former Russian agent and his daughter had been poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. Also in the programme: a medical breakthrough in pain research, and the death of French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. (Photo: Soldiers wearing protective suits and members of the emergency services work at a site near Salisbury. Credit: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
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Theresa May Considers Response To Russian Spy Poisoning

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:40am
Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), amid speculation she is close to blaming Russia for the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Also in the programme: The BBC is making an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff, and how successful has a 100-year old sugar tax been in Norway? Picture: police officer stands on duty at a cordon near a bench covered in a protective tent at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England. Credit: Adrian Denis/AFP/Getty Images.
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FARC Contests Colombian Elections For First Time

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 6:15pm
Colombia's FARC Marxist guerrillas have contested elections for the first time, having laid down their arms, but their presence on the ballot is hugely controversial. Also in the programme: China has removed its presidential two-term limit, but what caused the United States to introduce legislation in 1947 preventing presidents from serving more than two terms? And can robots learn to understand the niceties of social interaction? (Photo: Ivan Marquez of the political party of the FARC casts his vote during the legislative elections in Bogota, Colombia 11 March 2018. Credit: Reuters/Jaime Saldarriaga)
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